Denomination: 'Sanifpeco'
Trade name: Angel Earrings Petticoat
Botanical Name: Fuchsia
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Tel: +81-3-5419-1382

Nishinomiya City
10-3 Rokutanji-cho, Mishinomiya-shi
Breeder: Yasuyuki Murakami, Suntory Flowers Limited, Shiga, Japan
Mito Ikeda, Hyogo, Japan
Hidefumi Funakoshi, Hyogo, Japan
Yasuo Kishimoto, Hyogo, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2006-08-22
Application Number: 06-5567
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-08-25
Certificate Number: 3590
Date rights surrendered: 2010-08-17

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Carmel Blue'

Summary: 'Sanifpeco' has a smaller leaf blade than 'Carmel Blue'. 'Sanifpeco' has a shorter hypanthium and smaller sepal size than 'Carmel Blue'. The sepal of 'Sanifpeco' has a reflexing apex while the sepal of 'Carmel Blue' has an incurving apex. The petals of 'Sanifpeco' are smaller and blue violet petal in colour while the petals of 'Carmel Blue' are violet.


PLANT: upright growth habit spreading with age, no anthocyanin colouration in stem

LEAF BLADE: medium green, no blistering, no margin incisions

FLOWERING: mid-season
FLOWER: single type
OVARY: no anthocyanin colouration
STYLE: light pink
HYPANTHIUM: cylindrical, white
SEPAL: longer than petals, semi-erect to horizontal attitude, reflexed apex, whitish pink on outer side, light blue violet (RHS 69C) overlaid with light blue pink (RHS 55C) on inner side
PETAL: light blue violet on the inner and outer side, changing to violet at maturity

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sanifpeco' originated from a cross made at Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan in 2000. The female parent was a breeding line designated aos-6 and the male parent was a breeding line designated anv-1. Seedlings sown from this cross were planted in 2001 and in 2002. One seedling was selected for flower colour and growth habit. The variety was propagated by cuttings and tested in trials during 2003 and 2004.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Sanifpeco' were conducted during the spring/summer of 2008 in a polyhouse at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. There were 15 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. The plants were grown from rooted cuttings which were transplanted to 11 cm pots on April 16, 2008. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants on July 17, 2008. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Sanifpeco' with reference variety 'Carmel Blue'

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Sanifpeco' 'Carmel Blue'
mean 2.5 5.7
std. deviation 0.30 0.23

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Sanifpeco' 'Carmel Blue'
mean 1.4 2.2
std. deviation 0.08 0.10

Hypanthium length (cm)

  'Sanifpeco' 'Carmel Blue'
mean 1.2 2.2
std. deviation 0.28 0.13

Sepal length (cm)

  'Sanifpeco' 'Carmel Blue'
mean 2.4 3.4
std. deviation 0.20 0.22

Sepal width at broadest point (cm)

  'Sanifpeco' 'Carmel Blue'
mean 0.6 1.0
std. deviation 0.07 0.33

Petal length (cm)

  'Sanifpeco' 'Carmel Blue'
mean 1.4 3.3
std. deviation 0.13 0.20

Petal colour (RHS)

  'Sanifpeco' 'Carmel Blue'
outer and inner side 85A-B, aging to 77C N82A with N78B-C veins, aging to N78A

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Fuchsia: 'Sanifpeco' (left) with reference variety 'Carmel Blue' (right)

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